One of the candidates at the top of the Georgia GOP’s ticket this year is 71 years old. That’s Governor Nathan Deal. He faces a 38-year-old Democratic challenger, Jason Carter. And in the contentious U.S. Senate race, Democrat Michelle Nunn has used a highly-visible TV campaign ad to show off her young family as her older Republican opponents duke it out for the primary. But many Republicans say the Democratic candidates’ youth won’t be as much of a factor in the midterm elections later this year. That’s partly because turnout in nonpresidential, off-year elections skews older.
 
A multi-colored crowd of about 900 people gathered at a Savannah church to pay their final respects to the city's first African-American mayor today. Floyd Adams, Jr. was remembered as a man who was quote "called to bring people together...
his majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out that discrimination at the polls remains against the law; the surviving Section 2 says anyone who’s been disenfranchised need only bring suit after the offending election has occurred. So...
For three and a half years, the McIntosh family has been living next to a rat trap in south Macon’s Lynmore Estates neighborhood. But now the blighted property is gone, along with another around the corner on Shi Place. Crews demolished both...
Georgia voters may get a chance to decide whether certain cities can draw up their own school districts. A resolution by Representative Tom Taylor of Dunwoody calls for a constitutional amendment giving cities formed since 2005 the authority to...
The Senate unanimously voted 54 to 0 Thursday to require the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to publish yearly financial reports in order for schools to participate in their events. The GHSA is a voluntary organization of about 400 schools...
A bill under consideration by state lawmakers would prevent farmers from withdrawing some water from the Flint River basin during severe drought. Opponents say the bill would permit government overreach, and threaten individual property rights. But...
State Sen. Tommie Williams and three other General Assembly members Tuesday urged their colleagues to pass legislation this year that would require private health insurance companies in Georgia to cover treatment for autism. Williams’ niece’s...
Hugh Thompson, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice, says the state needs to do more to help those who cannot afford an attorney. In his State of the Judiciary address Tuesday, Thompson said Georgia’s judicial system is strong for those who can...
When was the last time you felt bad for the business sector? Indeed, many people lament that the so-called “fat cats” on Wall Street who helped to cause the Great Recession still run free. But on Wednesday, the business community took the...
Georgia’s transportation budget is up a little this year, thanks to an uptick in tax receipts. But analysts say there’s a bigger problem: more projects than money, and a good bit of debt.